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Windows 7: Windows Failed to restart after updates

26 Mar 2015   #11

windows 7 32 bit

I have done multiple restores & the machine won't restore. It looks like it is going to but when it's finished nothing is restored & it goes back to the startup-failed to restart-windows cannot fix the machine automatically. My ex-husband says to keep running the startup repair multiple times until it works. Unfortunately both my ex & son live in another State & aren't here to actually be able to see what's up with this. :)

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26 Mar 2015   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You can run SR til you`re blue in the face, if it doesn`t fix it after 3 tries, it never will.

Re install windows and be done with it.

And you should have had a disk image stored on your external for just such a problem :)

I have no idea why windows update is causing you problems, it never has for me and never should for you.

Do you have a good legitimate activation key ?
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26 Mar 2015   #13

windows 7 32 bit

I have reinstalled multiple times. As windows continues to update it goes back to the same failed to start-startup repair-cannot repair automatically. This isn't the first time this has happened. I am reinstalling about 2-3 times a month now for the last couple of months. I have been to every forum & tried multiple solutions. I have a backup external drive that I use to reinstall everything. That is why I formatted the backup & then did a new backup while the computer is working. I appreciate your help but this is not a simple problem & there isn't any simple solution or it would be fixed by now. If you read the first post I made I detailed all this information. My computer is older but on the MS web site there are multiple post regarding this issue. Non have been resolved. I am worried that I will have to buy another computer & just dump this one. I do have a laptop that I am able to use to run my business but I want this one fixed if possible. But it is definitely not a situation where I can just reinstall & then 'be done with it'. & yes, I do have a legitimate copy of windows. I am not so poor that I can't afford to buy an authentic copy of the OS. I am insulted that you have asked me that multiple times as well as suggest that in a couple of your posts. I am not some teenage kid jerking around with the computer & downloading illegal copies of software. Thx
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26 Mar 2015   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I did read your first post, I read all your posts, then give you my opinion.

In my opininon, this is a simple problem with a simple solution.

Good working Windows 7 install DVD
100 % healthy Properly functioning hard drive
and a 100% legitimate functioning activation key

Updates should not be causing any issues.

Don`t install Norton again either, only use MSE :)

Don`t install any software until you have run all rounds of windows update, let us know if there is any improvement.

Do the updates 10 to 15 at a time, re booting when windows tells you to.

Good Luck
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26 Mar 2015   #15

windows 7 32 bit

At this time the computer is running very well. E is my external hard drive(passport-Ultra)that I use to backup. When the computer is running well I feel it is safe to backup. The machine will probably continue to run well until it updates again.
Computer failed to reboot after installing security update - Microsoft Community I tried this solution to & it didn't work for me either. It is very frustrating. I am not an expert by any means but I am able to follow instructions. MS believes that is an update but is having problems identifying which one. I am trying to do that too.
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26 Mar 2015   #16

windows 7 32 bit

You might not hear from me for a couple of weeks or so. When (&if) it goes down again I am going to do as you say & not install any software until I do all the updates. I actually think that is a good idea. It might be an old program that is causing the problem...??? I will then install MSE. :)
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26 Mar 2015   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

From AddRAM post #14

Don`t install any software until you have run all rounds of windows update, let us know if there is any improvement.
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28 Mar 2015   #18

windows 7 32 bit

The machine is running a lot better now that I have uninstalled the AVG. The Norton that I installed is provided free with my internet, CenturyLink seems to be working very well. I did an sfc scan & received the information that there are some corrupted files that cannot be fixed, but haven't investigated them yet. Too busy. I haven't had any updates due in a couple of days. Auto update is turned off. I am becoming optimistic as I'm not getting a lot of 'not responding' & freezes. :)
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28 Mar 2015   #19

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I`m tellin ya, Norton is garbage too, who cares if it`s free.

MSE is all you need.

You don`t use 2 different Anti Viruses, only one.

Please..... Listen to my advice :)

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Make sure Updates is set to inform you of updates, but let you choose whether to install them or not.

Then you look over each and every update to see if you want it, if you don`t need or want it, you right click and hide that update and you will never see it again.
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28 Mar 2015   #20

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Sheryl mate there is no need to get impatient we are doing our best and to my knowledge there is no such thing a s "free" Norton which is in itself rubbish

If you want something free take a pick for these
Probably the Best Free Security List in the World - Part I if you do not mind paying for a decent paid for then I use Kaspersky which costs me about $0.07 per day on a 3PC 2 years licence so virtually free Kaspersky Internet Security Free Download | 30-Day Trial | Kaspersky Lab AU try it an dump it if you like.

As for the installs why nit just use the info on the external/s and do them form what you can see you may be adding rubbish along with stuff you need ie I did a clone for my main desktop and it has taken over some stuff that was making the OS not work [roperly.

You seem to be quite capable if doing this stuff but you have to remember we have the disadvantage of not sitting in front of your machine and see exactly what happens when these things are tried so please as I said be patient - my own problem with the main desktop has been going since well before Christmas.

The alternative is to build your own machine from scratch.
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